Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For Offshore waters from Cape Wessel to Cape Shield
Issued at 11:18 am CST on Saturday 8 March 2014
At 9:30 am CST a Tropical Low was located within 60 nautical miles of 10.0 S
138.8 E about 135 nautical miles east northeast of Cape Wessel and 175 nautical
miles northeast of Nhulunbuy with central pressure 1001 hectopascals, near
The low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 18-24 hours.
Centre forecast to be within 110 nautical miles of 11.3 S 140.0 E about 195
nautical miles east of Cape Wessel at 9:30 am CST Sunday.
For northwestern Gulf of Carpentaria....
Within 120 nautical miles in NE quadrant
and within 90 nautical miles in SE quadrant
and within 90 nautical miles in SW quadrant
and within 120 nautical miles in NW quadrant
Clockwise winds 25/33 knots, increasing to 30/35 knots in the next 18 to 24
hours. Scattered squalls to 50 knots. Seas to 3 metres and rising on a 2 metre
Strong Wind Warning
Elsewhere from Cape Wessel to Cape Shield....
Southwest to southeast winds 20/30 knots. Scattered squalls to 45 knots. Seas
rising to 3 metres.
These conditions should persist for another 24 to 36 hours.
The next warning will be issued by 2:00 PM CST.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the
averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.